The North 32nd St. Corridor Plan Meeting for PHASE ONE took place on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 5:30pm at Shea Middle School Cafeteria, 2728 E. Shea Blvd.
The North 32nd Street Corridor is a citizen driven effort to improve the conditions along 32nd Street. The Corridor is approximately eight miles and runs from State Route 51 to the Loop 101 Freeway
There were over 60 people from the community who attended. Vice Mayor Bill Gates spoke as well as Deputy Director Ray Dovalina, and Craig Mavis from the Paradise Valley Village Planning Committee.
The meeting recapped the several urban planning studies that had taken place. The coalition, the 32nd Street Working Group, started meeting in the spring of 2012 and formed three subcommittees to focus on specific issues. In addition, reports related to the North 32nd Street Corridor were provided by Arizona State University and the Urban Land Institute.
There is approx $2 million dollars being invested in the corridor. The main focus right now is a “road diet” to remove unnecessary lanes to accommodate bike lanes and medians.
They are also going to upgrade the road and provide funding for art to decorate the streets.
There was talk about bringing in condos to increase some street traffic to drive more business in the corridor.
The activity we worked on was was looking at the map of the corridor and coloring in areas we felt could be revamped, areas to stay the same and areas to be completely redone.
The maps will be taken into consideration when the final stage is presented to the city council.
Here are the results from Phase One mapping.
Any questions or comments Vice Mayor Bill Gates can be reached at Bill.Gates@Phoenix.gov
The next planning meeting was scheduled for phase 2
Monday, March 24th 5:30PM
Phase 2 Community meeting (32nd Street between Sweetwater Avenue and Paradise Lane) at The Rock at 32nd Street (13625 North 32nd Street). Project overview (history, ULI/ASU/Subcommittee report) and group mapping exercise to determine areas of stability, retrofit and change.
Here were the results from Phase 2’s mapping exercise.